Ceylon Citronella, Giant Turpentine Grass, Nard Grass
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Citronella grasses are used for the production of citronella oil, which in turn is used in the production of soaps, insect repellents (especially mosquitoes) in insect sprays, candles, and in aromatherapy. Citronella grass and lemon grass are closely related, can look and smell very similar, but citronella grass has reddish colored pseudostems, and lemongrass is all green. The oils can be used similarly, though they are not exactly the same.
Grass stalks can be harvested from 4 months after planting, cut the stalks right above the roots, just below the soil level.
Divide plants in spring time
Repels harmful insects
Repels mosquito, whitefly adults and other insects
Can be grown in containers, but may become too large
Aisia, Indonesian, tropical regions
Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
It is used to treat lice and other parasites, like intestinal worms. It is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal.
Leaf blight and anthracnose